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Harmonist

[hahr-muh-nist] /ˈhɑr mə nɪst/
noun
1.
a member of a celibate religious sect that emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1803.
Also, Harmonite.
Also called Rappist, Rappite.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; after Harmony, town in Pennsylvania; see -ist

Rappist

[rap-ist] /ˈræp ɪst/
noun
1.
Also, Rappite
[rap-ahyt] /ˈræp aɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-45, Americanism; after G. Rapp; see -ist
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harmonist

/ˈhɑːmənɪst/
noun
1.
a person skilled in the art and techniques of harmony
2.
a person who combines and collates parallel narratives
Derived Forms
harmonistic, adjective
harmonistically, adverb
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